Daily Revolt

January 02, 2008

McCain on the Stump in Iowa

CNN, Ballot Box 2008:
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Ma'am, I'm going to give you some straight talk. We're in a global economy, America has, because of this information technology revolution that we are in, we've created millions of jobs and we've had a very strong economy for a long period of time. A lot of these jobs are never coming back. The textile mills, a number of others are not coming back.

But there's two things that we can do -- one is maintain our technological lead, which means that we are the greatest exporter, the greatest innovator, the greatest importer, the strongest economy in the world, and we can continue that.

I will open every market in the world to our agricultural products here in Iowa. That's the smartest, most efficient, best producer of agricultural products in the world reside in Iowa and the Midwest of the United States of America. And I will open those markets to their products.

But we also have to make sure that we take care of those who are left behind, and that's where we have failed. We have failed to take care of the worker who's left behind because that job has gone overseas. And we need to put in education and training programs that work. There's six federal programs today. None of them work. Put them in that work so that when someone loses their job in Detroit, when someone loses their job in the textile mill of South Carolina or here in Iowa, that we give them a chance to get back into the economy.

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